At the weekend I ventured out to some local food shops. There are several eating places in my hotel but I like to visit the local shops and to have some snacks in my room.
Near my hotel is a smart looking baker.
They had savoury rolls and pies (far right in counter) and I bought a chicken roll and a samosa.
They have many decorated cakes (far left in counter and there is another full counter of them) which Bangladeshi would buy for desert for guests or a special family dinner.
In the middle are various small biscuits – you can see my half kilo of them in the bottom right photo. These are served every time you are given a cup of coffee or tea. I will take some of these into the office.
The men in the shop (there was a fifth one and a security guard on the door) laughed when I asked to take their photo.
Bangladeshi laugh a lot which is one of the reasons I find it comfortable being here. One of the doormen at the hotel said I was ‘a lady of humour’ when I was joking with them on my return to the hotel last week. I’m fine with that.